School of the Madeleine

1875 Illion Street • San Diego • California 92110 • Telephone (619) 276-6545


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School of the Madeleine is a private Catholic elementary school located in South Clairemont in San Diego. It is the parish school of St. Mary Magdalene church and serves students from preschool (License #370806443) through eighth grade.

The school is staffed by a lay faculty dedicated to the Catholic Education of the students. School of the Madeleine has a reputation for a strong religious and academic program and student success. 

The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA).  To view School of the Madeleine's mission, philosophy, and school-wide learning expectations, click here.

Principal - Donna Wittouck

Vice Principal - Jean Coleman

About Us



Accepting Applications for Kindergarten Through 7th Grade for the 2016-1017 School Year!


April 27

8th Grade Progress Reports
Advisory Board Meeting 5:30 pm

May 2

PSA Commitment Due

May 3

Student Council Qualifications and Nomination Forms Go Out
Crazy Hair Day

May 4

Progress Reports K-7

May 6

Minimum Day, Noon Dismissal
Preschool Mother's Day Tea 10-11 am
MAC Golf Tournament

May 10

PSA Board Meeting

May 11

1st Grade to Birch Aquarium
3rd Grade to Stehly Farms

May 13

Minimum Day, Noon Dismissal
May Crowning 11 am
Final Day for Renaissance Reading/50 Mile

May 16-20

Star Testing - Math

May 16

Student Council Poster Display

May 18

CYT Showcase 2 pm

May 19

8th Grade Scoliosis Screening
Student Council Lunch, Speeches and Election 12:30-2:45

 May 20

Renaissance and 50 Mile Awards 11:20 am

Uniform Exchange 2:15-2:45 pm

May 23-27

STAR Testing - Early Literature/Reading

May 25

MAC Sports Banquet and Awards, 5-7 pm, Hall

May 26

8th Grade to Disneyland

May 27

1st Grade to USS Midway
8th Grade arrives late, 9 am
8th Grade Awards, 11:15 (Church)

May 30

Memorial Day Holiday, No School

May 31

8th Grade Retreat, 8-2:45 (Church and SFR)


The School Year is Winding Down!







MadDads is Madeleine’s informal dads’ group. The goal is to create a network of involved and active fathers. The MadDads can take if from there to decide whether they want to plan social events or special projects. If you are interested, please email



Every time parents shop at Office Depot and provide School of the Madeleine’s identification number, our school will receive 5% of the total purchase price in gift cards. These gift cards can be used by our office to purchase copier paper or other office supplies. If you are planning to purchase school supplies or f you own your own business and shop at Office Depot, please consider using Madeleine’s ID number. Our school number is 70013744.



School of the Madeleine is part of the United Way Donation Program. You can designate the school as the benefactor for your donation by listing the school and its address.



Counseling services at School of the Madeleine will be provided by Ben Fishburne, MFT, who will provide assessments, brief counseling, and will be available to speak with you with any recommendations. All counseling will be conducted on school grounds during Mr. Fishburne's scheduled hours with the school on Mondays. Counseling Referral and Agreement Forms. Rita McCreary, parish counselor and licensed therapist, will be available to students on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Counselors can be contacted via the school office.


The Athletic Club maintains the grass field in the back of the main school building and supports Madeleine’s after-school sports program! Visit the Madeleine Athletic Club website at


Used school uniforms need a home. All are free! You don't need to bring in an item in order to take one. The uniform exchange is a free service for Madeleine families. If you have any questions, please contact Jacque Paramo.



Monthly Newsletter & Calendar
Student Supply Lists K-6
Student Supply Lists 7-8

YMCA Extended Care Program

Master Schedule 2015-2016
Tuition Schedule 2015-2016
Summer Reading Lists


We are thrilled you are considering joining our family! Applications for the 2016-2017 school year are now available via the links below. If you have any questions or need further information, please email Jean Coleman. Thank you for your interest in School of the Madeleine!

2016-17 K-3 Application Packet
2016-17 4-7 Application Packet

Preschool Registration Packet 2016-2017

The MAC 17th Annual Golf Classic

We want you to tee off for a great cause and enjoy an afternoon of fun on the fairway!  Eagle, birdie, or bogie, come swing a club with your Madeleine student, family, friends, and colleagues  at the MAC’s one and only major fundraiser!  The funds raised enable the MAC to maintain the Madeleine field, contribute needed recess/PE sports equipment, provide trophies for boys/girls champion teams, coordinate the the Varsity Sports Banquet and sponsor special Madeleine sports events including Pee Wee Soccer and Basketball and the Holiday Hoops Tournament.

Your entry fee of $60/walk or $75/cart includes golf, dinner, contests, prizes, raffle, shirt, a ton of fun and funding for a great cause! Your sponsorship dollars will ensure our success and you or your business will get name and sign recognition on the golf course, in the Madeleine Newsletter and on the MAC web site. Click here to sign up. For sponsorship information, click here.



* A great way to kick off your child's summer! * Activities for everyone (track, basketball, soccer, volleyball, kickball, football, water games, movies, arts & crafts, board games and plenty more summer fun!) * Open to all students (rising Kindergarten thru 7th grade). Supervisors - Coach Stabile & Coach O'Neal

 * Full day camp (8:30-3:00) for one week (6/13 to 6/17)* Click here to print out the registration form. Registration fee is $225. Extended care option is available (7:30-8:30 am & 3-4 pm).

All food included with registration fee - (daily lunch, snacks, drinks & treats) * All kids receive a camper sports bag with a variety of summer games & toys, a camp t-shirt and other items/coupons supplied by the sponsors of the camp

Questions - email COACHSTABILE@AOL.COM. Send in registration form and payment: Attn: Catholic Sports Camp.

We want to thank everyone for collecting Box Tops over the summer. We have completed our first collection and received a total of 6,245 Box Tops. Our 1st place winner is Mrs. Alves' class, 5B, with 1,359, followed by Mrs. H's class, 7A, with 1,015.Finishing in 3rd place is 4B, Mrs. Clamon's class, with 561. The Kindergarten class winner is Mrs. Giacalone's class, KA, with 200.

Keep an eye out for box top-related products when you are shopping.

Thank you for making a difference, one dime at a time. To learn more on how you can help earn cash for our school, click here. Keep collecting!


It's easy, fast and a way to make a BIG difference for our school. Do your online shopping via the eScrip Online Mall and a portion will be donated back to School of the Madeleine. This is a safe, secure and effortless way to earn money for our school simply by doing the online shopping you'd do anyway! There are more than 1,000 merchants to choose from. Click on the eScrip Online Mall logo above, or click here to browse and shop. Make your everyday shopping a fundraiser!

Another way to earn money for Madeleine: Register your grocery cards or debit/credit cards with eScrip on their website. A portion of what you spend comes back to our school.

If you have any questions about how to sign up or take advantage of this incredible fundraiser, please contact Julie Ott at

AmazonSmile: You Shop, Amazon Gives donates .5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. You can support School of the Madeleine with every Amazon purchase! Another easy, fast way to make a BIG difference. Visit AmazonSmile to get started.


Mad Moms is a school-sponsored group dedicated to helping enrich the School of the Madeleine community through fun, social events for Moms. We'd love to have you join us at any of our events!!! There is no "membership" fee or any registration required to come to any of the events. Questions? Please contact Erin Rickwa at



If you would like a tour of our school, please call the school office at 619-276-6545. Be sure to view the video below for an up-close look at the school.



We congratulate Mrs. Herreweyers and all our students who participated in the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair. Out of 16 who won the privilege of going on to this county and citywide fair, all 16 students won ribbons and/or special awards. We commend these students:


Cecilia B. (First Place) and Malia A. (Second Place) in Earth & Planetary Science.

Kate R. (Second Place), Michelle R. (Second Place), and Helene B. (Third Place) in Chemistry.

Alex B. (First Place) and Ian G. (Third Place) in Engineering: Energy & Transportation.

Clare H. (First Place), Jessica N. (Second Place), and J.D. W. (Second Place) in Medicine and Health.

Nicole M. (Second Place), Jillian D. (Second Place), and Brenna F. (Second Place) in Environmental Science & Management.

Luke S. (First Place) and Ian D. (Second Place) in Physics & Astronomy.

Cindy T. (Second Place) in Behavioral & Social Sciences.

In addition, these special awards were given out:

Cecilia B.—Building Industry Association of San Diego County

Helene B.—American Chemical Society (San Diego Section)

Alex B.—Association for Women in Science (San Diego Chapter)

And Congratulations to Cecilia B. for qualifying in the State Competition for the Science and Engineering Fair. This is a wonderful honor and we are very proud!

Collection for CCSA 

During the month of April, St. Mary Magdalene Parish is asking for donations of clip balm, shampoo and conditioner, and macaroni and cheese for needy families. We ask that Madeleine families bring their donations to the rectory office, or leave them in the vestibule of the Church between 8 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.


The Madeleine Science Lab is up and running! This beautiful facility is being enjoyed by teachers and students and is the realization of a long-held dream. We are eternally grateful for our donors! It was recently blessed by Fr. Steve. See more pictures here.



Last Updated:  04/27/2016

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